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AuthorRe: What is up with TMNT!?!?
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12,576. Posted:

@madgear: sorry, i just carry a torch for this game in particular because i've got so many negative memories of frustrating play sessions, especially when the next two NES TMNT games were so much more accessible in comparison (and fun, hello two-player action :D). i still think the first game is absolutely terrible, it ranks at the top of my personal list of the worst NES games i've ever played (is it sad that i had more fun playing Bible Adventures? i think so), and i would never recommend it to anyone who's never played it before (except, perhaps, a worst enemy, lol), but i can see where perhaps other people would not feel the same.

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AuthorRe: I really hope Super Princess Peach 2 or New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be announced at E3!
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12,577. Posted:

NSMB2 would be very welcome (especially if it's a revamped SMB2(US) as opposed to just a direct sequel to NSMB), but Super Princess Peach... eh, it was all right, but i don't think i'd get real worked up over it unless it had some extra gameplay features added or a better plot than the first.

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AuthorRe: Ads
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12,578. Posted:

ouch, Adam... nowadays, an ad-blocking feature would probably make or break a decision to switch browsers for me. too many of the sites I visit have really obnoxious, in-your-face ads (not that this place does, but i'd already blocked so many ads on other sites that apparently I had all the ones used here blocked already and didn't know it, lol) for me to not have some way to avoid them all. D:

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AuthorRe: Favorite Paper Mario Game.
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12,579. Posted:

Mine is the original Paper Mario. Super Paper Mario was fun, but it just wasn't the same. still need to get my hands on a copy of The Thousand-Year Door (never had a GC, so i never got it).

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AuthorRe: Ads
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12,580. Posted:

@Adam, warioswoods: Adblock Plus is the best Firefox add-on ever. I swear I didn't even realize this place had ads until I visited it with my DSi. ^^;

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AuthorRe: G4 I think Hates Nintendo
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12,581. Posted:

this would only be a problem if i actually watched G4 for anything besides the occasional episode of Cops. i wish they'd picked up Code Monkeys for a third season. :/

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AuthorRe: Whats your Avatar?
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12,582. Posted:

@Kim Jong-Il: lol, you're ronery. :)

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AuthorRe: I'm looking for Software for changing the pitch of music
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12,583. Posted:

have you tried Audacity? it's free, and it's a little bit daunting at first, but i use it to edit stuff into ringtones for my phone and whatnot. here's all the features it has to offer.

just so you know, it won't import or export AAC files; you'd have to modify them as MP3s and then convert them via iTunes or similar to put onto your DSi if that's what you wanted to do with them afterward. :)

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AuthorRe: Will Nintendo ever let us communicate with random people online?
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12,584. Posted:

RJay wrote:

Dwarfer wrote:

No. People annoy me, talking to people annoys me even more. Why would I want to be annoyed whilst playing a game?

It should be an option. Voice chat should be an option. Writing text should be an option. And there should be a mute option or block text option for those that don't want either. More people want communication than those that don't want it.

this. surely they could build in a way to opt out of communications entirely if they're going to go through the trouble of going back and putting them in at all (not that it'll probably ever happen).

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AuthorRe: Can Anyone explain this?
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12,585. Posted:

do you have an SD card in your DSi? try running the photo channel with your SD card removed and see if it still freezes on you. it may be an issue with your SD card; did you do anything to it (add music, back up pictures, etc.) recently?

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AuthorRe: Mustaches - Good or Bad?
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12,586. Posted:

these kinds of mustaches (and beards) are freaking amazing

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AuthorRe: Iwata stopped by the house yesterday
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12,587. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

Wave Race with Miis? How could it look anything but awesome? I hope you can ride dolphins again.

Miyamoto just called, said he wanted my input on some kind of new peripheral for just that. So I flew out to NoJ's R&D place, and it turns out they actually built a freaking dolphin. It weighs 600 lbs, swims around (within a 30-foot radius of the Wii, at least), and runs on fish (as well as batteries for the wiimote you shove into its blowhole), but the bad part is that you need to set up your Wii on a pier or the beach in order to use it (well, that, and it also smells like fish D: ).

After testing it out for a while, we got bored with the connection to the Wii constantly cutting out, so we went fishing instead, but i hate fishing so we went and got some Indian chow. I'm afraid I had to tell him it would be a flop on the market. He thanked me, autographed my t-shirt, and then I flew home.

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AuthorRe: I need some questions.......
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12,588. Posted:

why did the Chicken Brutus cross the road? :P

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AuthorRe: Games Beaten in 2009
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12,589. Posted:

@Objection_Blaster: I liked Rise from the Ashes because it really showcased what improvements they were able to make with the DS as opposed to the ported GBA episodes (and in retrospect, it helped to flesh Ema's character out considerably, though not so much where she picked up the Snackoo habit, and Gumshoe got some good airtime as well). Storywise, though, it's not really my favorite either. They did their best to fit it in, but it still felt odd to play through the previous three episodes with Maya and then to not see hide nor hair of her in that 'last' case. It also didn't get a splash image for the episode-choosing screen, IIRC, which helped to make it stand out from the others worse.

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AuthorRe: M-rated download titles...any restrictions?
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12,590. Posted:

I don't see the big deal, Stuffgamer1, especially since the Parental Controls are there and are rather easy to set up. the splash image for Splatterhouse and Splatterhouse 2 are just the names in text on a dark background, so if push came to shove and the parents didn't restrict the Wii Shop along with the game ratings the kids could play (there is a separate option to restrict downloads and credit card transactions via the Wii Shop, I just checked through the Parental Controls), they could download it and just stare at the splash image or the PIN request all day.

as for 'assuming that every parent uses the parental controls is a bit much'... providing them is all Nintendo has to do, and in court their legal team is going to say 'hey, you had the option to restrict adding Nintendo Points and to restrict downloads to keep them from downloading a game without your supervision, you had the option to require a PIN for them to play games rated beyond what you want them to play, it was all right there in the user manual and easy to find in the System Menu, and you chose to not use them. It's your problem, not ours.'

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AuthorRe: Games Beaten in 2009
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12,591. Posted:

... beaten for the first time ever, or games beaten just because i felt like it? :P

first time ever:

  • Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Okami
  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
  • Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • Rhythm Heaven
  • World of Goo
  • Bit.Trip Beat (how could I forget this too? DDDD: )
  • Strong Bad Ep.5 (and this? TROGDOOOOOOORRRR!!!!1!)

for the heck of it:

  • Super Mario Bros 1, 3, World, Kart DS, NSMB (all titles beaten multiple times, lol)
  • Elite Beat Agents (i love using the Divas with Commander Kahn leading them; i like to keep my EBA/Ouendan skills up every so often)
  • Phoenix Wright 1, 2, 3
  • The World Ends with You (ha, knew I forgot something)

... i'm probably still forgetting something, though. that's gonna bug me. :/

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AuthorRe: Greatest Game Plots
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12,592. Posted:

@Objection_Blaster: TWEWY's combat didn't really do it for me either (it was interesting, but i could never really get the hang of the top-screen combo stuff). I loved how it had instant replay value in the form of the secret reports, though (even more plot awesomeness to discover; not many games are like that), and that you can muck around with the levels of your enemies in order to breeze through the story or get different items from them to sell/for quest requirements.

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12,593. Posted:

@Kim Jong-Il: The World Ends with You is probably the most original thing Square has had a hand in in years. Definitely agreeing with you there.

Also, Suikoden II has been my favorite game ever since I played it for the first time. It follows the story of two boys who each gain a half of one of the 27 True Runes and, thanks to its power, end up each working to stop the war occurring in the game, but in radically (tragically?) different ways. If ever there was a game where you want to get the 'best' ending, this is it, IMO. It's a long game if you're looking to complete it fully (longer if you take time to play through the first game to its 'best' ending so that you can recruit the main Suikoden character and his servant, who gives you like the best recipe for the cooking battles in the game, but i ramble) and if you take time to keep your characters leveled (a must for the Luca Blight three-part battle, to be honest). (almost) every single recruitable character has an interesting backstory that adds to the richness of the plot (especially if you play the games in order, but it's not absolutely necessary to understand the plot), and the sidequests are really fun(ny), too.

It is not worth the $120+ people want for it on eBay, though.

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AuthorRe: Best Game Boy Classic game?
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12,594. Posted:

BrazCanaMan wrote:

i don't remember my top 5 but I do remember spending hours upon hours playing BattleToads.

hahahahaha me too. anyway, my favorite GB games (in no particular order):

  • Pokemon (Red, Blue, Yellow)
  • Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages
  • Tetris (i played soooooooo much Tetris on my old GB, lol)
  • Super Mario Land 1, 2, and 3 (Wario Land)

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AuthorRe: M-rated download titles...any restrictions?
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12,595. Posted:

i would assume they would be restricted if you've got the Parental Control set up on your Wii. even if you could download it with no problems (which would be easily rectified with another Wii Shop update), you wouldn't be able to play it without the password or whatever.

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AuthorRe: Final Fantasy V & VI DS?
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12,596. Posted:

Terranigma wrote:

It wouldn't be a surprise by any means and I'd bet good money it will happen at some point, but for now we're currently getting a similar style remake for SaGa 2 (A.K.A Final Fantasy Legend II) so it could be awhile before it happens

ooo, i did not know this was coming. awesome.

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12,597. Posted:

... perhaps it is a nod to your fellow fine feathered friend, the Karbine? though they carry cannons, and not giant mallets. :P

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AuthorRe: Details about Earthbound and that we should support it's Virtual Console release.
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12,598. Posted:

Teppo+Holmqvist wrote:

Stuffgamer1 wrote:

The thing is, games get released with ripped-off music all the time! Chrono Trigger DS contains the same music it always did, including Robo's Theme. Sure, that's only one song instead of the many supposedly plaguing Earthbound, but it still proves that you CAN release a classic game with original soundtrack intact.

Using same scale as some popular song uses is quite different from ripping direct samples from popular recordings.

agreed. I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere (it was an article describing the music of Wicked) that you can take up to 7 notes' worth of a song before it officially becomes a derivative work or plagiarism.

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12,599. Posted:

Chicken+Brutus wrote:

Wiiloveit wrote:

"I did a double take when I saw this topic, however it could come in very useful in the next week or so, watch this space..."
Wait, what?

He's getting an eye patch.

good lord, CowLaunch, your eyes are going on you pretty fast ain't they? :P

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AuthorRe: Suikoden Tierkreis
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12,600. Posted:

@WolfRamHeart: Most of the 'bad' reviews for this game seem to be comparing it to other titles in the series. Since you've never played any of the series before, and I haven't had a PS2 or 3 to play any of the newer games on, I'm not seeing any huge problems with this title, and you probably won't either. the plot is pretty generic, sure, but i've certainly played worse.

The Suikoden series is unique in that the games rely on recruitment of the 108 Stars of Destiny (or 'Starbearers' in this game) to get the 'best' ending. The recruitment is in the form of a buttload of sidequests. It's kinda like Breath of Fire II in that the characters you recruit will eventually do stuff for you back at your base, only (unlike Breath of Fire II) you're encouraged to recruit anybody and everybody, not just the couple of people who will give you the best stuff. when you come to a point where you can decide what to say, try to go with the more favorable of the two choices (instead of 'maybe you should go home', choose 'why not join us?', for example), but there's a couple places where you can say things that look terrible in print, but the leader character will turn it around to be something awesome. that's another thing i like about this game; coming off of a Phoenix Wright marathon, it's nice to play a character where you're not constantly saying the wrong thing. :3 anyway, you can (probably) get through the game all right without doing any of them, and the ending you get will be all right, but the 'best' ending brings with it a sense of accomplishment and pride and blah-blah-blah.

it can be a little frustrating to get certain sidequests to trigger (in this game, apparently the season has something to do with some quests), and there are indeed missable characters, so I wouldn't recommend playing without a guide unless you don't mind the idea of not getting the best ending possible. after major battles/missions, you will be able to pursue the sidequests. if you're currently in the middle of progressing the storyline, you usually have to finish what you're doing before you can go back to recruiting.

The Suikoden series also plays a lot of politics. There's always some war between nations or groups going on, and the main character slowly worms their way into a position of power by maintaining a base of operations, collecting Stars of Destiny, and fighting honestly (as opposed to marrying their way to the top in an attempt to change things from the inside or performing some kind of coup to wrest someone's leadership away from them for no good reason). usually there's some anime-like questioning of 'why are we fighting' or 'what am i fighting for'; i'm not seeing that yet in Tierkreis so much, but i'm expecting it to show up sooner or later.

the magic system in Tierkreis (so far; there's a couple characters i'm going to get soon that i'm not sure what's going to happen with at the moment) consists of 'Marks of the Stars', and you collect a new spell every so often. each Mark has a different MP cost, and each character gains a different set of Marks (one character will get a spell at this point, another character will get the same spell at the next point). There comes a time in the game where you can start switching out your spells (you can only have four usable ones on you at any given time), though, and at that point you will need to manually add any new spells you acquire to your characters (they won't automatically show up on you as they had before). Any new characters you recruit will also need you to manually add their spells; otherwise they won't be able to use any Marks in battle.

As I said before, in Tierkreis you can only have four characters in your party and one supporting character, and with so many to choose from, you'd think some just wouldn't get any battle at all... but Tierkreis uses a lot of teams during major story events, and you'll have to fight separately. For this reason, it's a good idea to keep your characters leveled up and to make sure you've got them outfitted with decent weapons and armor every so often. it's easy to take a low-level character out with a couple of high-level characters every so often and get into a couple random fights, no big deal.

Fighting is turn-based (no active-battle stuff or anything), and visually, this game looks pretty much like the Final Fantasy DS remakes (3-D environments, characters with lots of polygons, etc.), but the dialogue sequences and character menu have pictures of the characters that pop up to show them as they're speaking (sometimes they'll get angry, sometimes they'll be laughing, whatev') that match the images from the FMVs.

... and i can't think of anything else to say to be honest. :3 If you find you like this game and really want to get into the Suikoden series, though, pirate yourself a copy of Suikoden II (it's no longer in print and there's no reason whatsoever to spend $120+ for it, holy crap eBay :() and give that a whirl. It's a damn good game.

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